CHOMI Seminar Series 2018/2019

University College Dublin Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland 

Seminar Series 2018 – 2019

Semester One

Thursday 20 September 2018

Dr Lynsey Black (Maynooth University)

‘Diagnosing Insanity: Women, Murder and Mental Health in Twentieth-Century Ireland’


Thursday 11 October 2018

Dr Alice Mauger (University College Dublin)

‘“The Holy War on Alcohol”?: Alcoholism, Medicine and Psychiatry in Ireland, c.1890-1945’


Thursday 8 November 2018

Dr Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) and Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘Bad Bridget, the Unfit Mother: Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918’

All seminars take place at 5pm, Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD.

UCD CHOMI seminar series 2018-19 Semester I (1)


NOTE: First Seminar is tomorrow, September 20th.

The UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland’s Seminar Series 2018 – 2019 commences at 5 pm on Thursday 20 September 2018 in Room K114, School of History, UCD with a paper by  Dr Lynsey Black (Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Law at Maynooth University) entitled ‘Diagnosing Insanity: Women, Murder and Mental Health in Twentieth-Century Ireland’.

UCD CHOMI seminar (Dr Lynsey Black 20 Sept 2018)

Registration: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference

Call for registration
Annual HSTM Network Ireland Conference.
26-27 October 2018 – Queen’s University Belfast, School of Natural and Built Environment.
The HSTM Network Ireland cordially invites all interested individuals to attend its 4th annual conference. Composed of a promising array of papers, both days should prove to be of interest to any HSTM aficionado. On the Friday afternoon, our keynote speaker, Nick Hopwood, will give us a visual history of human embryos with the provisional title “Why You Expect Embryos When You’re Expecting.” Cost for attendance is normally £40, but £20 for unwaged/students. See relevant links below.

Programme: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the HSTM Network Ireland will take place on 26-27th October 2018 at Queen’s University, Belfast.

See below for details of the conference programme and list of abstracts:

Conference Programme 

Conference: Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland, 23 November 2018

This one-day conference will be held at the Edward Worth Library in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.

Date:  Friday 23 November 2018.

See below for further details:

Gardens in Early Modern Ireland programme

IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
(IUHPST) invites submissions for the 2019 IUHPST Essay Prize in History and
Philosophy of Science. This prize competition, planned to continue on a
biennial basis, seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history
and philosophy of science as an integrated discipline.
Entries in the form of an essay of 5,000–10,000 words in English are invited,
addressing this year’s prize question: “What is the value of history of
science for philosophy of science?” This question is intended as a
counterpart to the question for the inaugural run of the prize in 2017, which
asked about the value of philosophy of science for history of science. 
Entries for the prize competition should be submitted in pdf format by e-mail
to the Chair of the Joint Commission, Prof. Hasok Chang, Department of History
and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge ( Any
queries should also be directed to him. The deadline for submission is 15
December 2018.
More details are available here

Worth Library Seminar Series 2018

 ‘Science and Satire in Early Modern England’  by Professor Mordechai Feingold (Caltech)

This lecture will take place in the Edward Worth Library on Tuesday 3rd July at 3.00pm.

All are welcome but as space is limited, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information is available here

Volunteers needed for HSTM event!

HSTM Network Ireland is looking for volunteers to help run a HSTM event at the Dublin Festival of History 2018

It is envisaged that the event would be a type of roadshow where individuals would bring along household HSTM objects. These would then be photographed, placed on the web, information about them crowdsourced, and then a blog post on each produced.
For this project we will need a venue, a team, and a photography setup. If there is anyone interested in being part of an organising team for such an event, could you please contact or, thanks.